Fort Henry National Historic Site, Kingston

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Enjoy a slice of history at Fort Henry National Historic Site. Built in 1812 to protect the naval dockyard of Kingston from potential American interference, it became part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Rideau Canal in 2007. As a visitor, you can observe reenactment drills by the uniformed Fort Henry Guard, enjoy artillery shows, and take guided tours around the fort, shedding light on its military and, potentially, haunted past. After this, peruse the shops in the trade square, or grab a meal at one of the restaurants. Using our custom trip planner, Kingston attractions like Fort Henry National Historic Site can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Great afternoon visit. Great information about the fort, the war of 1812, the different types of cannons, the different types of weapons,different uniforms, life @ the fort. Enjoyed the tour through.....  more
    Great afternoon visit. Great information about the fort, the war of 1812, the different types of cannons, the different types of weapons,different uniforms, life @ the fort. Enjoyed the tour through.....  more »
  • We visited Fort Henry two days in a row in July and were very impressed with everything we saw and experienced. The level of commitment shown by everyone is admirable and the attention to detail, to.....  more
    We visited Fort Henry two days in a row in July and were very impressed with everything we saw and experienced. The level of commitment shown by everyone is admirable and the attention to detail, to.....  more »
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  • Amazing fort. This was one of the best Fort visits I ever had. The Museum is inside : well arranged, well described. They have people dressed as soldiers and villagers explaining different dress codes and roles. The history of the fort is told by them and they really narrate very well. We saw the musical demonstration and the demonstration of the Canon.
  • Fort Henry was by far the nearest spot I've been this year. Entrance is reasonable and includes a tour. Go early, as it gets HOT. I learned quite a bit by taking the tour, and I appreciate how much the staff puts into each day there. Also, get the bread...it's delicious!

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